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KaitlinCrooke“The tour was incredible. Gillian was an amazing tour guide. Morag’s Lodge at Fort Augustus was the best accommodation. The accommodation in Portree could have been a bit better. The bathrooms were rather dirty, and the showers weren’t all that clean. But t...“

Haggis Adventures

Haggis Adventures

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
17
AGE RANGE
18-70
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Award winning tours of the Scottish Highlands
  • Passionate, local Scottish guides
  • Operating since 1993
  • Trips to suit all budgets and timeframes

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that ...

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

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1,063 Haggis Adventures Reviews

Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 6, 2018
    I really enjoyed this tour. The guide was great and made us all feel very comfortable. He had endless stories and information about the highlands along the driv…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Chloe, thank you so much for your amazing review! Our guides are the best of the best - I'm so happy that you agree :) hopefully we'll see you again in the future for more adventures. Best, Paula
  • PE
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2018
    Rich was a brilliant tour guide and just an awesome person in general. The tour went smoothly without any problems, credit to Rich who took care of us all very …
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Peter! Thank you for this amazing 5-star review! I agree, Rich is one passionate Scotsman! You are welcome back to the Highlands any time! - Happy travels! - Tim
  •  reviewer 3
    Highland Fling
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 30, 2018
    Had a great time on the 5 day Haggis Adventure with Rich! It's a great way to see the highlands of Scotland if you have no way to get there or are unsure what t…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Brodie! The fearless Rich is an expert navigator! I'm glad he looked after everyone whilst exploring some of the most remote places in the Highlands! Thank you for your feedback and come back for round 2 soon! - Warm wishes - Tim
  •  reviewer 4
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2018
    This tour was absolutely incredible! Rich was a really great guide, such a genuine and hilarious bloke! Would strongly recommend for anyone looking to do a tour…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Alistair! Thank you for this amazing 5-star review! I am thrilled that Rich showed you a highly memorable time! You are welcome back any time! - Best wishes - Tim
  •  reviewer 5
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 29, 2018
    Gill made this tour! She was wonderful, amazing, brilliant! Not enough words to describe her. Her knowledge, her music choices, everything was brilliant. Unlike…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for your kind words, we will pass the message onto Gill. Our drivers love what they do and it's their priority to make sure everyone is having the best time. Hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Paula
  •  reviewer 6
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 26, 2018
    Well another brilliant tour with Haggis Adventures,Iain had brilliant story's to tell and making us laugh and recommend where good around Edinburgh and other pl…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Michael, Thank you for this amazing review! Iain is a wonderful guide and I am glad that he showed you a memorable time. You are welcome back any time :) Warm wishes - Tim
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    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 26, 2018
    Epic entertainment for 3 days straight. Loved every minute :)
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Emily, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am super thrilled you had a great time in the Isle of Skye! See you again soon! - Happy travels - Tim
  • S
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 25, 2018
    We went on an Outlander tour and Gill was amazing! Thank you for being so warm, professional and a kick as driver. Hope to see you soo again!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Sigita! thanks for your great review! Gill is our legendary tour driver and she knows how to make everyone feel welcome. All best, Karolina.
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    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 22, 2018
    This tour was fantastic and I loved it! It was a great way to see some of Scotland, and Gill was great. It would have been good to have a bit more time in some …
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Hayley! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled you had an amazing time with Gil. There is so much of Scotland to see and do and we wish we could fit even more into our tour days! We will pass this wonderful feedback onto Gill and we can't wait to show you more again soon :) - Safe travels - Tim
  • K
    Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 19, 2018
    The tour was incredible. Gillian was an amazing tour guide. Morag’s Lodge at Fort Augustus was the best accommodation. The accommodation in Portree could have b…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Kaitlin! Thank you for taking the time to review Haggis Adventures. We appreciate all feedback, good and bad, and I'm sorry the accommodation did not live up to your expectations. However, it sounds like you had a great time with the amazing Gill! You are welcome back for more Scotland adventures any time! - Happy travels - Tim

About Haggis Adventures

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

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HAGGiS Adventures On Tour

Why Haggis Adventures

Tours By Travelers

Having been travelers before, Haggis Adventures understands what makes a truly memorable trip. For this reason, they do everything they can to make sure that you end up loving their homeland as much as they do - and it is their backyard after all, so they know it best!

Continuous Improvement

While constantly striving to make sure that each trip they run is the best they have run yet, they know that traveling with like-minded people makes the trip better for everyone. Haggis Adventures has won multiple awards over the years, and they do this by getting out there and trying new things, discovering new places and helping you to enjoy the time you spend on the road.

Haggis Adventures Benefits

Legendary Staff

As Haggis says, their staff are “legendary” - full of energy, motivated, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. This is just one of the reasons to travel with Haggis, which means that you will get the benefit of having a local show you around and give you the insider info.

Expert Local Knowledge

By having this local knowledge, paired with their experience as travelers, it means that you will have the choice to spend your money how you want to. If there is a paid attraction that they stop at, there will also be a free alternative. The accommodation is guaranteed on all trips, with Haggis reserving your bed and you can “Pay as you go”, otherwise there is the option to pre pay with a bundle before you even depart. Where possible, Haggis will also try to offer a private room upgrade when available.

Comfortable and Affordable

Just because you are traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you should be uncomfortable; this is why Haggis use the latest model Mercedes Benz coaches, with low emission engines, so you can travel knowing that you’re doing it in an eco-friendly way. Getting off the beaten track is easy, and with the Haggis coaches, comfort and safety are not compromised.

Haggis Adventures Guides

  • "I’m a passionate Scot who absolutely loves their country. I love travelling and meeting new people…"
  • "In Scotland, no two days are the same and the landscapes I see every day always amaze me and keep me…"
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What makes us unique

Haggis Adventures Story & History

Haggis was formed back in 1993 by a team of Scots, who were looking to create a backpacker travel company like no other. They wanted to create fully guided trips that allowed young travelers to discover Scotland, with experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

They understand that traveling to a new country is made special by the culture, history, myths, and food that make that country special. By having a local guide bring these elements to life, Haggis has grown in size for more than two decades, to become the award winning tour company that they are today. Through word of mouth recommendations from one traveler to another, as well as the awards they have won, Haggis has built its well-known reputation over the years to form the tour company they are today.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Does Haggis offer student discounts?

    Yes, if travellers hold an ISIC, ISE or ITIC card. This should be made clear at the time of booking so the discount will be applied and travellers need to show this card when they check-in.

  • Is tipping compulsory on the tour?

    No, tipping is not compulsory. Haggis leaves it to each traveller to give tips as they feel appropriate.

  • Is it possible for Shamrocker to store any excess luggage while I am on tour?

    No, Haggis does not have luggage storage facilities but these may be available at the hostel. Edinburgh Waverley and London Victoria train stations also have secure storage facilities.

  • What is the luggage restrictions on the tour?

    Each passenger can bring one standard piece of luggage up to a maximum weight of 15kg that is composed of a standard 60 litre backpack or a medium holdall or suitcase. If the luggage is in excess of this allowance, passengers may be asked to leave it behind in secure storage. In addition, a standard daypack may be carried on the coach provided it can fit in the luggage rack or under the seat.

  • Is it possible to travel with friends if booking is done separately?

    Since there are sometimes more than one departure per day, it is not guaranteed that friends will be on the same bus if bookings are made separately. Please get in touch with us, we are happy to help book you and your friends together.

  • Are there solo travellers on the tour?

    Yes, while there are couples and friends travelling together, every tour has plenty of solo travellers.

  • How much time is spent off the bus everyday?

    There is lots of time spent for exploration. Haggis will takes you on guided walks to explore castles, recount local myths, legends, a few tall tales and explain the regions' often tumultuous history.

  • What is the age restrictions of the tour?

    Majority of Haggis travellers are between 18 to 35 years old. The minimum age on all tours is 17 and no maximum age is set as long as travellers are reasonably fit.

  • Is it possible to be picked up or dropped off somewhere other than the Haggis office?

    The pick up and drop off point is only the Haggis office. This ensures the day is not compromised by running around the city. Most hostels are walking distance to the office. Likewise, the bus and train station are a few minutes walk and the airport has frequent and cheap transport from the city centre.

  • What is the departure and arrival time of the tour?

    Edinburgh: The Haggis office opens at 7.45AM. Please check individual itinerary pages for tour departure and return times.
    London: The office opens at 7.00AM and tours depart at 7.15AM. Tours usually get back in to London at 6.30PM although this is dependent on traffic and weather.

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